One Writer’s Journey

December 5, 2013

Highlights: Current Needs

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:13 am
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I’ve always loved the fact that Highlights Magazine periodically publishes a list of their current needs.  Yes, guidelines and the magazines themselves are helpful, but it is always good to know what the editors wish would cross their desks.  Click here to see Highlights’ most recent list.
Remember that this is a market that buys all rights.  That said, they are a solid market that looks incredible on a resume.  You can also write something up for them that compliments a current book project.
Here are some of the things that caught my eye:
  • Senior Editor Joëlle Dujardin is looking for folktales, humorous stories, historical fiction and mysteries.  
  • I do a lot of craft and activity writing so I’m especially glad to see that Editorial Asst. Annie Beer wants multicultural crafts, crafts that are also games, crafts that encourage play and crafts with boy appeal.
  • Then there is Assoc. Editor Linda Rose who wants one-page activities that are games for up to four kids, things that require them to get up and try something physical, and how-tos that encourage them to improve in a sport or hobby.
  • Animals and their habitats are of interest to Debra Hess, Senior Editor.
  • Science Editor Andy Boyles wants pieces about kids involved in science, scientists studying animals in their natural habitats and science activities.
I hope one or more of these items inspires you to submit something Highlights.  
–SueBE
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